Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston Clear Lake Master of Education in Leadership from Sam Houston State University

Kristie Kelley

I am honored to  serve as the principal at Tavola Elementary. My goal is to instill a love for learning and to build positive relationships with the students, staff and parents. I am committed to academic excellence by guaranteeing all students are provided high-quality instruction and support they need to be successful individuals.  I believe that the students at Tavola Elementary deserve the best! 

I am in my 23rd year of education.  I have served as a classroom teacher for 10 years, an instructional coach for 5 years and an assistant principal for 4 years.  This is my fourth year as an elementary principal and I absolutely love what I do. My family and I live in Kingwood.  My husband is a small business owner in the Porter area and we have 3 amazing boys. 

I look forward to an amazing year leading the students, staff and community at Tavola Elementary! 

Thank you for all your support,

Kristie Kelley, Principal

Assistant Principal

Phone: 281-577-2900


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education from Sam Houston State University Master of Education in Administration and Instructional Leadership from Sam Houston State University Certifications: Principal EC-12 Self Contained 1-8

Mr. Kyle Whileyman

Howdy Timberwolves! My name is Kyle Whileylman, and I am the new assistant principal at Tavola Elementary.  This will be my 23rd year in education.  I have taught 5th grade and served as an assistant principal at the elementary and high school levels.  I received my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Sam Houston State University (Eat 'em up Kats!!!).  I have been married to my wife Sarah for 21 years, and we have two children: Tyler and Emily.  When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, serving in my church, watching sports, and listening to 80's music.  I can't wait to meet and serve the students and families of Tavola Elementary, where we are committed to creating a bright future of leaders and learners.